GAP moves 11th airport to SITA platform

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Airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacífico (GAP) has moved its 11th airport, Mexicali International, onto the SITA AirportConnect Open platform.

SITA will provide Mexicali with the latest common-use self-service kiosks, check-in areas and boarding gates running on SITA AirportConnect Open. All airlines will be able to share the same check-in and boarding equipment, while international airlines will be able to operate in the same way they do at other airports around the world. GAP hopes that this new technology will help drive growth by attracting international carriers.

Juan Francisco Martinez Mira, IT and innovation quality director at GAP, said, “At Mexicali, the solution SITA has provided will improve capacity and enable us to grow our passenger numbers further. Currently, the vast majority of traffic is domestic, but with SITA’s world-class technology we hope to increase international passenger numbers.”

Passengers traveling through Mexicali are already using SITA’s technology, including the S5 self-service kiosks. These next-generation kiosks, which are proving very popular with Mexicali’s passengers, can be used for a number of self-service processes, including booking, changing reservations, check-in and printing bag tags.

In Baja California, close to the border between the USA and Mexico, Mexicali (also known as General Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada International Airport) is the northern-most airport in Mexico. It enjoyed record growth in 2018, with annual passenger numbers rising 42% year on year, making it the fastest growing among the 12 airports in Mexico managed by GAP.

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